As I mentioned buried away in my last post – I’ve just started a trial of publishing full feeds here at ProBlogger.
I’m not going to rehash my reasons for doing so but wanted to announce it in a post of it’s own so that everyone is on the same page.
This will mean that those of you who are used to and like the ‘excerpts’ are going to start seeing full posts which I understand will annoy some. Depending upon your News Aggregator some of you might have the option to subscribe to only see excerpts – others of you might need to get used to scrolling a little more.
As I say above – this is a trial. I’m doing it as a response to a poll of readers that I conducted a few months ago which said that the majority of you wanted it but also on a hunch that it might be worth the trouble. I will be tracking things on a number of fronts including:
- RSS Subscriber Levels – currently at 5242
- Blog Visitor Levels – currently averaging between 4000 – 5500 visitors a day
- Content Theft – I currently find a few site’s republishing without in what I see as unethical ways each week
After a month or two I’ll make a decision as to whether to keep publishing full feeds or whether to return to partial ones.
I hope that this experimental transition does not cause too much grief for anyone.
PS: I’ve also taken the decision to experiment with Feedburner’s RSS ads in my feed now that it’s full feed. Another experiment which I’ll keep you up to date on.